Like most people, I'm drawn to daydreaming about the perfect crib, in an ideal location. Luxurious properties around the world afford the "not so rich" ample opportunity for Walter Mitty moments, and for those well heeled enough to fork over a couple of million, the ideal can become oh so real. Here's a look at five iconic properties for the dreamer, no matter what your credit line is.
My Mom always used to say; "If you're going to dream, dream big." Well, this Sotheby's listing certainly would havc suited my Mom to a "T". Replete with magnificent architectural features, ulta-stylish interiors, and beautifully landscape grounds, the neo-classical is a classically luxurious property. Located in the Romanova 2 are of Rublevo-Uspenskoe, just 15 km outside the city center.
The 4 bedroom, 15,000 square foot house is situated on roughly 2.2 acres. Some noted features of the house include; a cinema hall, billiard room and a SPA zone, as well as party rooms and separate studies. The estate is offered at $21,000,000 US. Interested buyers should contact Sotheby's via Inna German at +7 (495) 215-50-05.
Located along a beautiful stretch of Mallorca coastline, this Calvia estate is not far from Palma. Just 100 meters from the beach, the "Finca" consists of a 3,000 square foot plot, with a newly built villa of 6 bedrooms and bathrooms en suite. The crisp design gives way to breathtaking views of the sea and shorline, a Mediterranean touch, if ever there were one.
Uniquely decked out in every detail, the villa sports lush landscaping along with an enourmous pool that incorporates indigenous rock. "Spectacular" is a word that was meant to describe this property. And for those who've never been on Mallorca, paradise is another term to help you conjure your Island dream come true. For those interested in learning more about this property, you should contact Mallorca Finca at: +34 971 39 45 10.
For those of you who have never ventured to the Island of Crete, there's really no better value for luxury properties in the Mediterranean. The land of the ancient Minoans still holds many wonderful secrets, and this newly built villa is located in Lygaria, is one. Located on a prime spot, the Mediterranean style is exemplified in the nearby villages, at the wonderful beaches, and especially in downtown Heraklion. The property is ideal as a primary residence with 5 luxurious bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms.
Listed for €1,200,000 euro (not dollars), this traditional style villa offers incomparable luxury at a really reasonable price. There's also a guest apartment by the pool, as well as large verandas and balconies with stunning panoramic views of the Cretan Sea and the city below. The nearby village of Ligaria is a gem of a community that reflects the best the Cretan lifestyle has to offer. For more information on this home readers should contact Axel Werner at: +30 694 823 1066
This Cyprus beachfront home has no rival competition we can find. Designed by a team of brilliant architects, the property is literally a technological marvel. Located on the most prestigious stretch of beach on the Island, the home is as opulent and abode as you will find anywhere in the world.
Located only a short distance from the centre of Limassol, the property affords its new owners a splendid view. Externally, the premises are a stunning and eye catching vision of style, modernity, and refined taste. The home consists of 5 levels which include the indoor pool, suites, wine cellar, cinema, Winter garden, staff quarters, solarium, steam and sauna rooms, staff service and kitchen, and much more. The top level is where the 200 square meter master bedroom is, a lavish affair with a 180 degree panoramic view of the sea. Anyone interested in this €30,000.000 euro property should contact Sophie Hammond at: +44 (0) 207 148 6480
Situated in magnificent Porto Cervo, villa Il Forte was built in 1965 from designs by the famous Jacques Couelle, one of the first architects to incorporate houses in the landscape here. The sea fronting villa affords its owners a wonderful panoramic view of the old marina, the bay, and the village itself.
The 23,000 square meters of wonderfully landscape property faces the bay, and consists of the main house, guardians house, garages and the pool house. 7 guests bedrooms, each with its own bath, a gourmet kitchen, tennis court, private beach deck, and other amenities accentuate a one of a kind Sardinian retreat. The house's private dock can also support a boat or yacht of up to 18 meters. For more information on this magnificent property readers should contact Luca D'Angelo of Sotheby's at: +39 0287 07 8300